Update: November 2019
We are continuing to work on improved parking and access to Singing Pass. We have proposed a new route from Lot 8 on the north side of Fitzsimmons Creek and have tentative approval from Whistler-Blackcomb, Innergex, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Sliding Centre. At a meeting with BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails in late October, we received more tentative approval to move ahead.
Peter Taylor, one of our members who is a P.Eng., has designed a bridge that will allow us to easily cross Fitzsimmons Creek. We are hopeful we can build the bridge next summer.
Photo: Peter on the proposed new trail. This section would use an old logging road to connect from the new bridge to the old Singing Pass trail.
Update: September 2018
On July 27th, 2018, a Singing Pass meeting was held in Whistler with representatives from the Ministry of Environment, BC Parks, FLNRORD, Whistler Blackcomb, Innergex, Whistler Sliding Centre, Resort Municipality of Whistler, FMCBC, ORC, BCMC, ACC-Whistler, Spearhead Huts, and Rec Sites and Trails BC. Here are several documents that came out of that meeting:
- Singing Pass Meeting Notes
- Singing Pass Parking Proposal
- Rec Sites and Trails Presentation
- Access to Spearhead Huts Presentation
Photos of the Singing Pass slump, taken on May 24, 2018 (photos: Bryce Leigh)
Update: February 2018
Paul Kubik of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club, with an endorsement from the FMCBC’s Southwest BC Recreation and Conservation Committee, drafted a parking proposal aimed at regaining public vehicle access to, and parking at, the Singing Pass trailhead. The proposal was opened for public comment, and the public was also encouraged to write to the Minister of Environment, the Honourable George Heyman, to show there is strong support for this proposal.
- Access and parking proposal (Feb, 2018)
- Historical summary of Singing Pass access (courtesy of Paul Kubik)
- FMCBC Letter to the Honourable George Heyman re: Singing Pass Trail Access
- News article: Outdoor clubs release Singing Pass parking proposal